Oct 14, 2012 11:00am EDT
it was the mirkt and mockery by the vice president of the united states. >> when we look weak, our adversaries are much more willing to test us. >> with all due respect that's a bunch of malarky. >> on an obama administration. >> mr. bide snoon that's incredible. >> jack kennedy. >> now you're jack kennedy. >> i think the vice president very well knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for a lost round. >> the fox news crowd could hardly contain its distaste to biden's performance. >> i don't believe i have ever seen a debate in which one participant was as openly disrespectful of the other as biden was to paul ryan tonight. >> it was so disrespectable i agree with chris wallace. it was sort of almost unprecedented and hugely condescending. >> on msnbc where the gang was so depressed over president obama's lackluster outing the mood was downright celebratory. >> this was joe bide and he gave president obama's campaign a much needed victory. >> it was a man against a boy. >> so how did the media fall in ana
Oct 21, 2012 11:00am EDT
material to actually being the president of the united states? you go back 20 years. debate stories were not theatrical reviews. now they're nothing but thee asterisk cal reviews. >> why is that. >> it's because the media is treating everything including debates as entertainment. we're evaluating it as feeder. was he energetic? did he say binders? >> was it really that bad? instant answers, two-minute responses, is is that how a president acts in the white house. >> i would make the point there were actually some very substantive exchanges in both debates on tax cuts, on immigration. i want to thing of that. nia, what do you think of roger's point we're too much in the theater business not too much in the business? >> reporter: i think that's true. you see it on jon stewart and "saturday night live." and think journalists are looking for something new. we want to have these sound bite instances. oftentimes i don't think it matters but it certainly feeds cable news for days and days and days average and i think in these timetimes, these debates come back and back and back for weeks. >> i'
Oct 28, 2012 8:00am PDT
the president of the united states. i don't think whether it's ten days before a campaign or the first two weeks of his administration. i just think that the idea of putting the president of the united states off the record is not a good idea. there are occasions i good where you'd have to do it -- i guess where you'd have to do it. i think in particular in a case when the interview is pegged to -- you know, an editorial endorsement that's going to come out in a matter of days, just -- >> you know what, iowans got what they wanted in the end. and i say that this is because, again, of social media. so the editor writes that note, right? in the past he would have written that note, and where would it have gone? in his paper the next day. but now, it spreads like wildfire across the internet. and there's this public outcry saying, why is this off the record? this shouldn't be off the record. >> and what would happen if you said something newsworth? -- if he said something really newsworthy? would the writer have gone off the record and written it? >> to let the campaign wait and see